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Our Planet’s Freshwater Drainage Systems

$29.00

Publisher: Solid Star Press ISBN-13: 9780957981997

Author: Stephen Codrington

Format: Paperback

Isbn 10: 0957981996

Language: English

Pages: 124 pages

Year: 2017

Description

Our Planet’s Freshwater is one of seven Planet Geography Monographs, each of which covers one option of the Standard Level and Higher Level Options for IBDP Geography Paper 1. The book contains 124 pages in full colour, 17.2cm x 24.5cm, with 4 chapters that mirror the structure of the syllabus. The same content is also available as chapters 1 to 4 in Our Dynamic Planet. Chapter 1 of Our Planet’s Freshwater is ‘Drainage basin hydrology and geomorphology’. It comprises 26 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. A systems approach to drainage basins
  2. River discharge
  3. River processes and landforms
  4. Case study of the forming of a large waterfall, Victoria Falls,on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia

Chapter 2 of Our Planet’s Freshwater is ‘Flooding and flood mitigation’. It comprises 20 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Hydrographs
  2. Human actions and flooding
  3. Flood prediction
  4. Flood mitigation
  5. Case study of flood mitigation in the Nile Basin
  6. Case study of flood mitigation in the Lower Rhine Basin

Chapter 3 of Our Planet’s Freshwater is ‘Water scarcity and water quality’. It comprises 39 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Water scarcity
  2. Environmental consequences of agricultural activity
  3. Case study of the impact of agricultural activities on the Colorado River
  4. Case study of the impact of irrigation for rice farming in Bali
  5. Pressure on lakes and aquifers
  6. Case study of human pressure on a large lake - the Aral Sea
  7. Internationally shared water resources
  8. Case study of water conflict in the Euphrates River basin

Chapter 4 of Our Planet’s Freshwater is ‘Water management futures’. It comprises 34 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Improving water management
  2. Dams for multi-purpose water schemes
  3. Case study of the Three Gorges Dam project
  4. Integrated drainage basin management
  5. Case study of the Broadland Rivers Catchment Plan
  6. Pressures on wetlands (including Ramsar)
  7. Case study of the Florida Everglades
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